US abolishes post of special envoy to Pak-Afghan region

  • Office was created to deal with conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan

WASHINGTON – The United States has abolished the post of its special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

According to APP, a senior State Department official told a foreign news agency that the acting special representative Laurel Miller is stepping down and he would not be replaced by anyone.

The office was created when US officials decided that the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are inextricably linked and ought to be dealt with together.

It is notable that President Donald Trump has announced plans to cut diplomatic spending while Tillerson plans to end several special envoy roles.